cradle-to-grave

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cradle-to-grave

(used as a modifier before a noun) Lasting the full spectrum of life, existence, or a given process; that is, from the first point to the very last. Derived from the phrase "from the cradle to the grave" (or "from cradle to grave"). Our cradle-to-grave assessment of material processing ensures that our products remain environmentally sustainable at all levels of development. This cradle-to-grave study will monitor the effects of the drug from patients' infancy until their death, allowing for a comprehensive assessment of its benefits and potential side effects.
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The tiger engine incorporates computerized chips that can diagnose problems and record a "cradle to grave" maintenance report.
Instincts that are far more powerful than intellect, instincts remain with us from cradle to grave, instincts transcend nationality and creed, instincts make our enemy's enemies our friends and make our survival the greatest of all our motivations.
Furthermore, the interior specifications were very rigid, requiring "cradle to grave" recyclable content and the employment of renewable energy sources.
Managing information from "cradle to grave" is not a new concept--it's been around for over a quarter of a century.
There is something subversive about thinking that education from cradle to grave is the panacea for all of society's ills, and that a more educated work force will make us more globally competitive.
Full voice characterization by both talented readers lends credence to the desperation, depravity, and foolhardiness of the parties as they wend their way from cradle to grave, from home life to the wilds of Africa.
"We think that one of the strongest application opportunities will come from item labeling and coding to support true cradle to grave tracking efficiencies," says David Krebs, AIDC group manager at Venture Development Corp.
People with psychiatric disorders who can't get help from state public mental health systems experience poor life outcomes from cradle to grave, a report from the National Council on Disability says.
One of their central demands is that a guaranteed income known as the Basic Income Grant (BIG) of 100 rand (about $10) per month be paid to all South Africans, from cradle to grave. The BIG is seen as a partial antidote to South Africa's current social security system, which excludes most of the poor.
Foundries remain responsible for their residuals cradle to grave, period.
The government took care of people from "cradle to grave," providing free or low-cost housing, education, and health care.
This tool attempted to capture, in a single analysis, the environmentally significant aspects of a product from cradle to grave. Its goal was to simplify complicated comparisons of the "environmental friendliness" of competing products--a dream come true for marketing and communications departments.
We are constantly reminded that we suffer from Far more than our share of health risks from cradle to grave. As a group, African Americans face additional health risks that are closely bound to many factors--including environment, access to quality health care, culture and racial bias.